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Bebop Spoken There

Freddie Hubbard: “Know what I miss most about New York? The drummers. You can't find any decent drummers but in New York-- most of the cats are there.”(DownBeat November 1981).
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Tony Glover: “They [the Slowlight Quartet] perhaps don’t yet know just how good they are.” – (Hexham Courant 17 April 2015) .

Today Monday April 27

Afternoon.
JAZZ IN THE AFTERNOON - Crescent Club, 1 Hudleston, Cullercoats NE30 3OS. 1pm. Free.
Classic Jazz, Raffles and a jolly afternoon.
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BELL & BUCKET NEW ORLEANS JAZZ BAND - Bell & Bucket, 37 Norfolk St., North Shields. 1pm. Free.
Classic New Orleans.
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Evening.
PAUL RILEY QUINTET - Lit & Phil, 23 Westgate Rd., Newcastle NE1 1SE. 7.30pm. £10/£8.
I don't know how this one escaped - I even mentioned the gig in a review of the band's CD! But sometimes these things slip past our snouts and grass'. Maybe it's a ploy to lure the punters in to what they think will be an exclusive event (like an illegal bare knuckle prize fight!) Whatever, well worth hearing.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Tonight at The Bridge Hotel, Newcastle

Four of our most charming chanteuse are at The Bridge tonight. Claire Kelly, Lindsay Hannon, Ruth Lambert and Zoe Gilby will be strutting their stuff from 8:00pm. This is a return appearance by the girls - by popular demand, I'm told. The last time around opinion was divided 4 ways as to who came out best and I'm sure it will be the same tonight.
However, this isn't a jazz X Factor thing (thank goodness) but an opportunity to hear four class acts putting their own stamp on some not so well known songs (I doubt if you'll get Over The Rainbow!)
It's unlikely you'll ever hear such singing again in The Bridge unless Adrian books Diana Krall or Ella, Billie, Peggy and Anita are reincarnated!
Don't miss it - the best fiver you'll ever spend.
Lance.

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Bebop Spoken Here -- Here, being the north-east of England -- centred in the blues heartland of Newcastle and reaching down to the Tees Delta and looking upwards to the Land of the Kilt.
Not a very original title, I know; not even an accurate one as my taste, whilst centred around the music of Bird and Diz, extends in many directions and I listen to everything from King Oliver to Chick Corea and beyond. Not forgetting the Great American Songbook the contents of which has provided the inspiration for much great jazz and quality popular singing for round about a century.
The idea of this blog is for you to share your thoughts and pass on your comments on discs, gigs, jazz - music in general. If you've been to a gig/concert or heard a CD that knocked you sideways please share your views with us. Tell us about your favourites, your memories, your dislikes.
Lance (Who wishes it to be known that he is not responsible for postings other than his own and that he's not always responsible for them.)
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